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Forum: OT - General 07 August 2020, 21:05
Replies: 5
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Posted By gimbal
I'd be hard-pressed to name better places to be...

I'd be hard-pressed to name better places to be in general, actually. Except for all those damned orcs.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2020, 18:14
Replies: 54
Views: 1,509
Posted By gimbal
Well yeah. As ineffective as it turned out to be,...

Well yeah. As ineffective as it turned out to be, that plus the fact that it went 3D seems to indicate that Ocean were banking on the game quite a lot. I guess the fact that the second movie was a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2020, 14:49
Replies: 54
Views: 1,509
Posted By gimbal
Really! Now that one surprises me that it would...

Really! Now that one surprises me that it would be on your guess list.

What about the Chaos Engine? Was it already too late in the Amiga lifecycle to be considered a top seller?
Forum: Amiga scene 06 August 2020, 13:45
Replies: 468
Views: 66,522
Posted By gimbal
You keep saying that, but that can only mean you...

You keep saying that, but that can only mean you haven't actually seen Ultima Underworld recently. It's a tiny screen, warped low resolution 3D graphics and very dark with a limited viewing distance....
Forum: OT - General 06 August 2020, 10:08
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By gimbal
"I accidentally did most of my assignments and...

"I accidentally did most of my assignments and essays for literature in dovah."

Excuse me for being highly skeptical, but I call B.S. :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 August 2020, 10:17
Replies: 41
Views: 2,058
Posted By gimbal
Yeah stay away from Robocop 3 and the failed...

Yeah stay away from Robocop 3 and the failed reboot. PG-13 Robocop is just a dude in a robot suit walking/flying around and punching people, everything that made Robocop stand out (funny gore,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 August 2020, 10:14
Replies: 578
Views: 58,928
Posted By gimbal
Yeah same, spikey haired dudes, a jRPG staple. I...

Yeah same, spikey haired dudes, a jRPG staple. I suspected Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger myself, but nope. I played quite a few of them emulated, but the protagonists all tend to look alike so...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 August 2020, 10:07
Replies: 67
Views: 2,478
Posted By gimbal
Yeah well, it was not like it was not advertised...

Yeah well, it was not like it was not advertised all over the world that this was the state of affairs. ID knew exactly that e-sports were on the rise and they supplied the goods. It was really not...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 August 2020, 16:09
Replies: 41
Views: 2,058
Posted By gimbal
There is something about a calm, carefully...

There is something about a calm, carefully articulated delivery that elevates channels like MVG above others. MVG, LGR and RetroManCave form the holy trinity for me. Truly excellent work.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 August 2020, 15:56
Replies: 578
Views: 58,928
Posted By gimbal
I actually recognised #25 as timekeepers because...

I actually recognised #25 as timekeepers because I remembered it from a magazine (plus you can spot Vulcan game graphics a mile away)... and then I went to checkout screenshots in hol to confirm it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 August 2020, 13:09
Replies: 4,316
Views: 779,969
Posted By gimbal
A remaining fun factor after the wow factor ran...

A remaining fun factor after the wow factor ran out. Most Bullfrog games have that. Syndicate is the odd one out for me.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 August 2020, 12:39
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By gimbal
Unboxing is the new hardware pron. It literally...

Unboxing is the new hardware pron. It literally involves a simulation of taking clothes off.
Forum: Amiga scene 03 August 2020, 12:37
Replies: 468
Views: 66,522
Posted By gimbal
Hexen did it better stylistically, for me the...

Hexen did it better stylistically, for me the perfect Doom-inspired game would be the gameplay of Heretic (more like Doom, no hubs) and the aesthetics of Hexen with it's actual castles looking like...
Forum: OT - Gaming 03 August 2020, 12:33
Replies: 23
Views: 1,996
Posted By gimbal
Don't agree, they hide a lot of that stuff in...

Don't agree, they hide a lot of that stuff in tunnels off the beaten path as well as secret areas. If you don't lick the walls, you don't collect them all.
Forum: OT - General 03 August 2020, 12:31
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By gimbal
It provides some good entertainment, people...

It provides some good entertainment, people really are amazing at digging out every little secret from this stuff. "L is Real", for sure!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxnQeVgSt-k
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 August 2020, 12:28
Replies: 4,316
Views: 779,969
Posted By gimbal
Syndicate is one of those games I have fonder...

Syndicate is one of those games I have fonder memories of than the game deserves. If you judge it playing 5 missions - sure, great game. If you judge it having played say three quarters of the...
Forum: OT - Gaming 31 July 2020, 14:56
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By gimbal
I do like turn based strategy games, or else I...

I do like turn based strategy games, or else I wouldn't be sinking hundreds of hours into Civilization :)

I don't like tactical RPGs though. But stylistically I've learned that I can't really...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 July 2020, 13:52
Replies: 578
Views: 58,928
Posted By gimbal
Can't wait to see which games were on this list,...

Can't wait to see which games were on this list, I have the sneaky suspicion I don't actually know at least half of them.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 July 2020, 23:49
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By gimbal
The first time I saw my miggy... I was 7 I think,...

The first time I saw my miggy... I was 7 I think, I got out of bed, I went downstairs and boom - there was a computer, already setup. I'm pretty sure my parents got it because they noticed I had a...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 30 July 2020, 15:37
Replies: 2,687
Views: 440,826
Posted By gimbal
I watched the Terminal...

I watched the Terminal (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362227/). For some reason I always mixed that movie up with "Catch me If you Can", thinking they were one and the same movie so I never actually...
Forum: OT - Gaming 30 July 2020, 15:23
Replies: 1,108
Views: 155,484
Posted By gimbal
If you want it, PM means you should send Ian a...

If you want it, PM means you should send Ian a private message ;) It is a worthwhile tactic to prevent threads from turning into an auction.
Forum: OT - Gaming 30 July 2020, 13:53
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By gimbal
It looks a little... depressing. I'm not sure I...

It looks a little... depressing. I'm not sure I would be able to play such a game for an extended period of time.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 July 2020, 13:40
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By gimbal
Absolutely not a game I would ever like, but I...

Absolutely not a game I would ever like, but I love the parallax effects.
Forum: OT - Technical 30 July 2020, 10:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,306
Posted By gimbal
Thank you! Man that one had my head spinning.

Thank you! Man that one had my head spinning.
Forum: OT - Technical 29 July 2020, 23:42
Replies: 16
Views: 1,306
Posted By gimbal
... not even Google can tell me what a Sloan is!

... not even Google can tell me what a Sloan is!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 July 2020, 23:37
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By gimbal
Nothing like "Keep talking and nobody explodes"...

Nothing like "Keep talking and nobody explodes" which in my opinion should be the start, middle and finish of every team building session. Genius.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuz8Jl0RlCQ
Forum: OT - Technical 29 July 2020, 23:31
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By gimbal
Yay, we can use a toy from 35 years ago again :)...

Yay, we can use a toy from 35 years ago again :) I'd be ecstatic but... yeah the use is a little limited.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 July 2020, 16:01
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By gimbal
But Hugo isn't shovelware, it's commercially sold...

But Hugo isn't shovelware, it's commercially sold to this day. You can get it on GoG for the competitive price of around 6 bucks.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 July 2020, 14:47
Replies: 67
Views: 2,478
Posted By gimbal
There is probably a port of Doom for your...

There is probably a port of Doom for your calculator :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 July 2020, 13:53
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By gimbal
It's good business. I mean... good games I like...

It's good business. I mean... good games I like to play, bad games I like to watch others play / review, mostly for their reactions to it. I've already spotted quite some "gems", between quotes...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 July 2020, 11:57
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By gimbal
It is the one truth of computing. No matter how...

It is the one truth of computing. No matter how much development is done, no matter how much progress is made.

It will NEVER be easy. Ever growing security measures, licensing, privacy, all...
Forum: OT - Gaming 29 July 2020, 10:21
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By gimbal
They're not competing with ES6, ES6 is still...

They're not competing with ES6, ES6 is still years away. Their timing is impeccable.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 July 2020, 14:03
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By gimbal
shovelware diggers

A friend notified me of this awesome youtube series where they hunt down and try to boot up just any old shovelware created a long time ago to see what it is all about - and how bad or terrible it...
Forum: OT - General 28 July 2020, 13:43
Replies: 21
Views: 1,384
Posted By gimbal
Yes it's an amazingly good idea to not listen,...

Yes it's an amazingly good idea to not listen, just silence.
Forum: Amiga scene 28 July 2020, 12:05
Replies: 468
Views: 66,522
Posted By gimbal
News about what? You did not exactly quote...

News about what? You did not exactly quote anything that needs updating on...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 July 2020, 11:20
Replies: 4,316
Views: 779,969
Posted By gimbal
All Far Cry games are repetitive, including the...

All Far Cry games are repetitive, including the first one. The gameplay loop is exactly the same, from start to finish. This is no different for Doom Eternal either. Repetition is the name of most...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 28 July 2020, 10:46
Replies: 2,687
Views: 440,826
Posted By gimbal
At the time back in the 90's, K9 was known in our...

At the time back in the 90's, K9 was known in our house as "the movie with a dog where the dog does not die" :) That was an important distinction because my mother was physically incapable of seeing...
Forum: OT - Gaming 28 July 2020, 10:43
Replies: 1,108
Views: 155,484
Posted By gimbal
Convenient, but it was already freeware for a...

Convenient, but it was already freeware for a long time, downloadable from the scummvm site :)

https://www.scummvm.org/games
Forum: OT - Gaming 28 July 2020, 10:41
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By gimbal
I wouldn't count on that being possible.

I wouldn't count on that being possible.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 July 2020, 17:48
Replies: 35
Views: 2,169
Posted By gimbal
Yeah people keep saying that and on the title...

Yeah people keep saying that and on the title screen it sounds pretty cool, but in-game it is exactly terrible because the sounds bomb the bass half the time. (badum pssh). Who in their right mind...
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